Two Lakeland Truck Accidents on I-4 Slow Traffic
The Florida Highway Patrol reported two Lakeland truck accidents on January 9 that backed up traffic along I-4 for several hours. The first accident occurred near mile marker 29 when a semi-truck crashed into a guardrail, causing the trailer to jackknife along the interstate. The accident also caused a fuel leak, according to FHP. The eastbound lane of I-4 was closed for over three hours for cleanup, but no injuries were reported. At the time of this report, no charges have been filed in the accident.
The second accident along the interstate occurred in the westbound lanes when a truck hauling a lawnmower in a 12-foot trailer hit a concrete barrier near exit 33. FHP reported that the driver attempted a right turn off the interstate. The driver of the truck was taken to a local hospital with injuries from the accident. The collision closed the exit for almost two hours. The driver was ticketed for careless driving.
Florida truck accidents can cause serious injuries and, unfortunately, hundreds of people die every year in the U.S. due to large commercial truck collisions. These semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, delivery trucks and other large commercial vehicles often weigh thousands of pounds and can take out multiple cars on the road when rollovers or jackknifing accidents occur.
Many federal regulations are in place for both truck drivers and the companies that own these commercial vehicles. As such, many Florida truck accident cases are against large corporations. It is important that you have an expert attorney by your side that has the relevant experience and financial resources to make sure you get the fair compensation you deserve from these big companies.
Our Florida injury lawyers have represented injured victims of Florida accidents since 1979, and we are ready to help you. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.